Use the Click Stairs tool to easily place stairs between levels on the same floor, or between a floor platform and the terrain, with a single click.
When a Deck room is created, the floor platform is modeled using joists, beams, posts, and planking as specified in the Deck Room Defaults dialog.
You can align railings directly above/below one another using the Generate on Low Platform setting on the Rail Style tab of the Railing Specification dialog.
Create a deck built around an existing above-ground pool by specifying the part of the deck room occupied by the pool as Open Below.
Deck planking is part of the structure and does not require a finish layer. When a floor finish layer is added to a Deck room, such as to represent astroturf, this message will display.
Automatic Deck Framing is a fast way to generate your decks' posts, beams, joists and planking. You can then modify any of these framing members as needed.
Use the Landscaping Accents and Materials Wire and Lattice Bonus Catalogs to create lattice objects underneath a deck in Chief Architect.